Spotsylvania Campaign

Spotsylvania Campaign (HM6KG)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 13.083', W 77° 36.861'

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May 8, 1864. Here began the second delay on Grant's bloody road to Richmond. Having failed to crush Lee in the Wilderness, the Federals attempted to outflank the Confederates by way of Spotsylvania Court House. After a hard night's march, harassed by cavalry, the vanguard of Warren's V Corps reached this point about 8 a.m., only to meet a deadly musketry fire. Longstreet's Corps (now under Anderson) had won the "race" to Spotsylvania! Both sides dug in. Here on May 9 "Uncle John" Sedgwick, beloved leader of the VI Corps, was killed by a Confederate sharpshooter.
HM NumberHM6KG
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 271129 N 4233240
Decimal Degrees38.21805000, -77.61435000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.083', W 77° 36.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 4.98" N, 77° 36' 51.66" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 280-310 Grant Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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